This blog is purely a hobby, I don't get paid for anything and all the tutorials & advice I give is always 100% free! As someone who suffers with mental health issues and cares for a disabled family member, this blog and hobby provides an outlet for me to relax and enjoy a pastime I love.
This policy is valid from the 17th of April 2015.
This blog is written and edited by Claire Eadie. For questions about this blog, please use the contact form found here.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine, as the blog owner.
What I do: I give honest book & product reviews based on my own subjective opinion. I am very careful in selecting books myself and/or accepting titles that a publicist suggests based on my interests. I select and/or accept the books because I think I will very much enjoy colouring them and thus, hopefully, can provide a favorable and glowing review.
However, despite careful selection, expectations may not be met — I might not end up being crazy about the art inside a colouring book, or the art supplies I'm reviewing may be disappointing. Please be aware that, whilst rare, I may write a less than favorable review for my blog, or no review may be written at all.
Reviews will either be in written or video format at my discretion.
Colouring Book and Product Reviews are posted in multiple places online including my blog, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. I’m @colourwithclaire or @colourwclaire on Social Media.
My reviews are all posted to my blog, colourwithclaire.com.
I sometimes share my blog review links in Facebook colouring groups and always on my Facebook page, 'Colour with Claire'.
Review Times: Please note that review times may vary, depending on many factors including other reviews I have to do, my personal colouring schedule, and of course life events! I do not get paid for this, it's a hobby. I am promoting your book/product to a long-standing and large adult colouring audience which I have built up in my own (very limited) spare time, all for the cost of the book you have sent to me with no financial gain. I always have lots of books in my inbox so please do not hassle me for waiting times.
What Kinds of Colouring Books I Like: I love art that is cute and whimsical — and also art that is a bit weird and quirky. I love horror and Gothic themes. I like comic book, Scandinavian and folk themed books. I DO NOT LIKE colouring books filled with mandalas, abstract or geometric patterns, or digitally created art. I do not accept PDF colouring books for review, please send hard copies only.
Unsolicited Books: An unsolicited book is a book that I receive that I did not specifically request or agree to accept from a publicist. If a publicist wants to send me a random book or include an extra book in a pre-planned shipment, it is best to disclose the title so I can determine if the book is a good match with my interests. I cannot guarantee that I will review an unsolicited book.
Review Format: Written reviews will include an image of the book’s cover, book information, watermarked images from inside the book OR a video flip through, my subjective opinion, and purchase links.
YouTube video reviews will include a flip through of the book and my subjective opinion. Purchase links will be given in the description.
Giveaways: I am glad to host a giveaway on my blog for your book, colouring book, art supplies, and/or stationary items. I will handle all the online logistics of the giveaway in exchange for the publisher shipping the book directly to the winner. Books should be shipped in a timely manner — preferably no later than ten business days after I share the winner’s contact information with you. If you prefer to tuck an extra copy inside the parcel and have me ship the item, but please disclose this to me in advance as I cannot always afford to do this.